In June, after Andrea Brittin shared her decision to retire as chief executive officer (CEO) at the end of 2020, the board established a CEO Selection Committee to find a replacement. We are pleased to announce that the Ranch Ehrlo board has accepted the committee’s recommendation to appoint Natalie Huber as the new CEO, effective January 4, 2021.
“I, on behalf of the board of directors, acknowledged Andrea’s excellent leadership and commitment to Ranch Ehrlo Society’s mission and we are confident in Natalie’s abilities and strengths that she brings to the role,” stated board chair Greg Fieger. “I am also pleased to advise that Andrea has agreed to extend her stay with us until the end of January 2021 to ensure an effective CEO transition process.”
The committee and the board took many factors into consideration when selecting its candidate. Natalie is an accomplished and trusted leader with over 27 years of child welfare experience, most recently as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Child and Family Programs with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services. She also knows firsthand the many challenges and pressures of residential treatment and community care.
Greg added that she is also well qualified to lead and inspire a team as large as Ranch Ehrlo. “The scope and scale of Natalie’s leadership roles position her well to provide effective executive leadership to the entire continuum of Ranch Ehrlo Society’s programs.”
Natalie is also very well connected with Ranch Ehrlo Society’s network of community, government, and Indigenous partners within Saskatchewan and beyond.
When agreeing to assume the position, Natalie indicated she was “very honoured and excited to join the Ranch Ehrlo team. I have spent the majority of my 27-year career in child and family services and I am truly committed to improving the lives of individuals, children, youth and families.”
“I want to reinforce that our mission, vision, values, and CARE principles remain foundational, and we all remain focused on the highest quality care and support to our participants and clients,” Greg concluded.